Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb break_off

5 senses of break off

Sense 1
cut short, break short, break off -- (interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation")
       => interrupt, break -- (terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty")

Sense 2
break, break off, discontinue, stop -- (prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 3
chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off -- (break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped")
       => separate, divide, part -- (come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated")

Sense 4
break, break off, snap off -- (break a piece from a whole; "break a branch from a tree")
       => detach -- (cause to become detached or separated; take off; "detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it")

Sense 5
chip, knap, cut off, break off -- (break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

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